Based on the dubs you've seen from certain companies, which ones would you say are your favorite and why?
I guess I'll start by saying, I don't have a lot of favorite dubbing companies, but I'll list a few.
(Not in order)
1. Ocean Group
Reason: It's true that Ocean has done some low quality dubs in the past, but recently I think that they have begun to step up their game. I really liked their Inuyasha, Gundam 00, Death Note and Black Lagoon dub and I think their one of the finest dubbing companies out there. One of the main reasons I believe people turn Ocean down is because of their previous dubs such as DBZ which I think many can agree wasn't that great, especially the acting. But Ocean has proven to me that they can make decent dubs, I was mostly impressed with their Death Note dub, which I think was just as good as the original version if not better. The cast, acting, script seemed to be quite solid in my opinion.
Reason: I do think FUNimation over the years has improved a lot, when I look back at their English dubs for anime such as DBZ and Yu Yu Hakusho, I can tell that they are no longer the company they once were. I haven't seen much of FUNimation's latest works, but I have seen FMA, FMA: Brotherhood, One Piece, and Ghost Hunt. In my opinion these dubs define FUNimation as a company that's capable of making high quality dubs and one of the main reasons why I think their one of the top dubbing companies around.
Reason: Like Ocean and FUNimation, Studiopolis has made low quality dubs. However the years have gone by and I think they have started to make smarter choices especially when it comes to scripting and the acting. In terms of voices I always thought Studiopolis was solid, but I did feel that they at times made bad choices. Their Naruto dub was pretty decent dub for its time, but looking back at it, I feel that the dubs could have been a lot better in terms of acting and script. The main problem I had with Naruto was the lip flaps and at times I felt some of the actors were having trouble getting into character. Shippuden in my opinion is a major improvement, I think the cast have improved a lot and the acting does seem a lot better then it did back in the original Naruto.